Do you want to invite a camera crew into your living room?
Gogglebox Ireland on TV3 is lacking a Donegal family in this first season, but now there could be a chance we’ll be getting a local perspective in the popular reality show.
TV3 have confirmed that it has commissioned a second series of the hit format Gogglebox, and they are searching the country for some new telly addicts.
Currently, one of the biggest TV productions in Ireland, Gogglebox Ireland has been on our screens just shy of nine weeks, but already the families featured have become household names.
Narrated by Deirdre O’Kane and Rory Cowan, Gogglebox Ireland is a show that sees Ireland’s most opinionated and avid TV viewers comment freely on the best and worst television shows of the past week.
Producers are already on the hunt for new households that could join the now-familiar faces on the box. The casting team will be scouring the streets and sitting rooms of Ireland once more looking for potential telly addicts to join the existing ‘Goggleboxers’ for Series 2.
The producers are looking for a wide variety of telly observers, including those from the world of the clergy, as nuns and priests have been placed on the top of the list for potential cast members.
Families, friends and partners will all be considered for the show, just as long as they have plenty to say about the latest shows in the entertainment realm.
Reaching an average of 375,000 viewers weekly, Gogglebox Ireland is one of TV3’s most popular programmes. To date, more than 1.2 million people have tuned in to the watch the show on TV3.
The second series is due to air in the New Year, so if any Donegal groups want to volunteer for the show, they need to get their applications in soon.
Bill Malone, TV3 Group Director of Programming, said: “We are delighted with the reaction to our first series of ‘Gogglebox Ireland’. The casting in superb, with the likes of the Tully brothers and Tracie and Anita really capturing Ireland’s love affair with TV, from the moments that make you think to those that make you laugh out loud. ‘Gogglebox Ireland’ is a testament to the quality of programmes on TV3 and series 2 is eagerly awaited.”
Looking ahead to the second series, Simon Proctor, Series Producer of Gogglebox Ireland for Kite Entertainment, said: “Families, friends and partners can all be considered – two, three or four people who are already connected, so long as you are opinionated, funny, likeable, smart and have lots to say about what’s on the box.
“Top of our list would be a member of the clergy so, if anyone has an Aunt who’s a Nun who loves her telly or knows a perfect Priest, we would love to hear from them!,” he added.
If you think you have what it takes, you can get in touch with the production team at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the perfect time to let your opinionated friends know where they can go to air their views.